Fishing has been good lately, both in the Smokies and on the tailwaters. I have been privileged to spend time on both tailwaters and in the Smokies recently. Up in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a few bugs are showing up with the warm weather we've been experiencing. With temperatures supposed to be cooling again this week, I don't expect huge hatches. That said, blue quills, early brown stoneflies, little black stoneflies, and probably some little black caddis should be trickling off. This will be especially true when we get a string of warm days. Quill gordon mayflies are not far behind now with the warm winter we've had.
On the tailwaters, the fishing has been mostly good. The Caney Fork is fishing well on streamer floats. Some high water nymphing is picking up a few fish as well. Several people have taken advantage of my special February tailwater trip to book streamer floats. If you haven't a clue what I'm talking about, sign up for my newsletter so you can stay informed about specials on guide trips and other things.
Now is the time to start thinking about spring fishing. The bookings are rolling in for float trips on the Caney Fork. Spring hatch trips in the Smokies will book quickly as well so contact me soon if you want to get out in 2017!
Photo of the Month: First Trout of 2017
Monday, December 16, 2013
Still Some Left
After the recent arctic outbreak here in Colorado, I'm sure that most people don't want to be reminded of how good they could have it. You know, those nice fall days where the colors are peaking but the daytime temperatures are still reasonable...? Or maybe you will think of spring with its increasing BWO hatches and hungry trout. Anyway, whatever it is, I discovered I still have some fall pictures left, quite a lot of them actually. So here are a few more of my favorites from back in October.
The Flatirons after an early season snow shower
Nature's Canvass in the upper Crystal River Valley